Spotlight – American Cruise Lines

American Cruise LinesAmerican Cruise Lines delivers culture, history, and enlightenment, without the distractions of buffets and casinos. Every itinerary is a unique experience and a delight for the senses. Their premium fleet of 100 to 200-passenger cruise ships creates an intimate environment where our guests are treated with the utmost care and attention. Each stateroom is a spacious sanctuary in which to relax after a day of discovery and contemplate the adventures that lie ahead. Guests come back from an American Cruise Lines cruise relaxed, enriched, and with new lifelong friends.

ACL ShipWith American Cruise Lines, it’s about Simple Sophistication. As they travel to the most amazing destinations across the United States, they offer guests an elevated cruise experience – not expressed through black tie affairs and formal gatherings, but rather through personalized exploration, well-designed enrichment programs on board and ashore, and all the comforts that come with cruising on the newest fleet in the country.

What Sets American Cruise Lines Apart

American Cruise Lines focuses on the little things.

Their Ships

The newest and most environmentally friendly small cruise ships and riverboats in America.


Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the MississippiQueen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home. Guests can enjoy large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, and complimentary room service. Experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the legendary river.


AmericaLaunched in 2016, America is one of the finest paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on the Mississippi. America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow guests will quickly become new friends.

American Song

American SongThe American River Cruise Revolution is here with American Song, the flagship in the new series of contemporary riverboats from American Cruise Lines. As the first modern riverboat ever in the U.S., American Song is introducing many pioneering innovations to America’s waters.

Queen of the West

Queen of the WestA veteran of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Queen of the West underwent major renovations with upgrades to passenger staterooms, lounges, galley, and engine room. Meticulous care and attention to detail went into the reconstruction, from the newly designed and custom built furniture to the expanded staterooms and additional private balconies.

American Pride

American PrideAmerican Pride offers an unparalleled experience, never before available on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Aboard American Pride, guests will discover the natural beauty, history, and culture of the Pacific Northwest, while enjoying the finest in accommodations and personalized service.

American Harmony

American HarmonyThe American River Cruise revolution continues with American Harmony, the newest ship in American Cruise Lines’ highly anticipated series of contemporary riverboats. These, the first modern riverboats ever in the U.S., have introduced many pioneering innovations to America’s waters.

Coastal Cruise Ships


IndependenceWith the latest in navigation and safety technology, the Independence is fully stabilized, allowing American Cruise Lines to reach even more fascinating destinations in smooth comfort. The ship is equipped with the largest staterooms in the industry, most featuring a private balcony. Complete with an exercise area and putting green, the Independence offers guests a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

American Star

American StarAmerican Star offers guests a friendly and accommodating atmosphere, a hallmark of American Cruise Lines. From charming small towns to gracious ports, the American Star brings guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. On board, enjoy personalized service and gracious hospitality provided by an attentive, all-American staff.

American Constitution

American ConstitutionAmerican Cruise Lines is proud to announce the newest addition to our expanding fleet of small cruise ships, the American Constitution. Designed with elegance in mind, this brand new coastal cruise ship will carry a capacity of just 175 guests and is uniquely designed to navigate the inland coastal waterways of the East Coast. In the intimate atmosphere on board, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.

American Spirit

American SpiritThe modern American Spirit is for the traveler who pursues the exceptional. Uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of Alaska and Puget Sound, the American Spirit brings passengers to some of the most beautiful locations in America. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests may find that fellow travelers share their passion for these historic places and often become lifelong friends. It’s easy to relax and feel comfortable in the spacious lounges and staterooms.

American Constellation

American ConstellationUniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest, the brand new American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can’t access. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.

Shipboard Amenities

American Cruise Lines presents top-notch amenities on their ships, including:

  • The Sky Lounge (new new ships and riverboats only)
  • Lounges, Library, and Card Room
  • Cocktail Hour for All Guests
  • Spacious Sun Deck
  • Elevator Service to All Decks

Gracious Hospitality

Attentive and personalized service is the hallmark of American Cruise Lines.

Exquisite Cuisine

Filet Migeon on top of Sea ScallopsLocally sourced and regionally inspired cuisine, prepared by master chefs. American Cruise Lines has a team of master chefs who are passionate about their craft. Their culinary teams are encouraged to use locally grown, sustainable ingredients to masterfully create regionally inspired and traditional American cuisine. Each menu offers something for everyone and changes to complement the season.

Sample Menu

All-American Experience

American built, flagged, and crewed ships. 35 cruise itineraries to 30 states
in America.

Spacious Amenities

Your home away from home, American Cruise Lines staterooms are the most spacious in the small ship industry and offer all the amenities of a fine hotel, including full-size bathrooms and large closets. With interior entrances and private balconies, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the beautiful American landscape as it glides gently by.

Relax in your own private sanctuary and unwind after a fulfilling day, as you anticipate the journey that lies ahead. If you have special requests or need something you may have forgotten at home, don’t worry. They will be happy to accommodate you.

Stateroom Amenities include:

  • Full-size private bathrooms with gracious amenities
  • Twice daily stateroom service
  • Elevator access to all decks
  • Private Balconies
  • Sliding glass balcony doors
  • Breakfast room service
  • Complimentary wi-fi


Daily Entertainment

Musicians, historians, and naturalists join every cruise, creating an entertaining onboard experience.


Evening cocktail hours, pre-cruise hotel stays, and exciting featured shore excursions on select cruises.

American Cruise Lines Destinations

acl-destintionsAmerican Cruise Lines sails the great waters of America. Destinations include the Columbia & Snake Rivers, British Columbia, Alaska, the Mississippi River, New England and the Southeast.

Choosing a cruise has never been easier. For detailed information about the itineraries, ports of call, shore tours, life on board, and pre-cruise packages, your personal Cruise Specialist at Sunstone Tours & Cruises is available 7 days a week to assist you. From the first time you call until you board the ship, your Cruise Specialist will be with you every step of the way.

For information on all of the American Cruise Lines itineraries we offer, please visit or call toll-free 1-888-815-5428.

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